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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Megan Cotner, instructor of public health and nutrition, and Mikki Sherwood, department chair of human services and community leadership present a new course proposal for a class called Interprofessional Education in Collaborative Health and Human Services to the Council of Acadmic Affairs Thursday afternoon in the Witters Conference Room.

CAA approves new CHHS course

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor April 14, 2022

The Council on Academic Affairs unanimously approved a new elective health and human sciences course on Thursday afternoon. CAA approved the new course HHS-3000, Interprofessional Education in Collaborative...

Chairperson of the Council of Academic Affairs, Richard Wilkinson, calls for a roll call vote for one of 50 proposals at Thursdays meeting in Booth Library Witters Conference Room.

CAA breaks personal record

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor March 3, 2022

The Council on Academic Affairs broke its record of how many proposals can be approved in one two-hour meeting with 50 proposals at Thursday’s meeting in Booth Library from the previous record of approximately...

Council of Academic Affairs member Kiran Padmaraju motions in favor of adding an item to the agenda at the Oct. 28 meeting. The council voted on a proposed departmental honors program for the Department of Human Services and Community Leadership with all present members approving.

CAA approves new English course

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor February 24, 2022

The Council of Academic Affairs approved unanimously for a new English course at Eastern on Thursday. CAA approved the new English course, ENG-2706G Latin American and Latinx Literatures, to begin in...

Council of Academic Affairs Chair Richard Wilkinson opens a discussion about Honors course HON 1191 at the Nov. 11 meeting in the Witter’s Conference Room. The Council unanimously in favor of revising Honors course, HON 1191.

CAA approves 3 new courses, 2 course revisions

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor February 17, 2022

The Council of Academic Affairs unanimously approved three new courses for the departments communication and disorders and sciences, chemistry and biochemistry and world languages and cultures. CAA...

Amy Rosenstein, department of special education, asks a question about the textbook rental meeting staff at the Sept. 30, 2021 CAA meeting.

CAA will not suspend bylaws to extend next year’s catalog deadline

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor February 10, 2022

The Council on Academic Affairs discussed and agreed to not suspend their bylaws and delay the 2022-23 catalog’s deadline, which would have allowed colleges to submit proposals after the deadline on...

Council of Academic Affairs member Billy Hung, associate professor in biological sciences, offers a suggestion to a revision of wording for the bylaws system related to certificates at the Oct. 21, 2021 CAA meeting held in the Whitters Conference Room. Item 21086 was approved unanimously with revision.

CAA approves new political science, public health course

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor February 3, 2022

The Council of Academic Affairs unanimously approved a new political science and public health course as a policy course for public health students on Thursday. The department of public health requested...

Council of Academic Affairs Chair Richard Wilkinson opens a discussion about Honors course HON 1191 at the Nov. 11 meeting in the Witter’s Conference Room. The Council unanimously in favor of revising Honors course, HON 1191.

CAA votes for new computer information technology course

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 20, 2022

The Council of Academic Affairs approved a new computer and information technology course to start in the fall 2022 semester at Thursday’s meeting. At the meeting, item 21-106 proposed a new course...

Don Pakey, physics professor, represents the Physics Department for the addition of adding a course called Plasma Physics at Thursday afternoon’s CAA meeting. The Council voted unanimously in favor of the addition.

CAA approves program, course changes

Luke Taylor, News Editor December 9, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs approved revisions to the astronomy option of the physics major during their meeting Thursday afternoon. In the process of correcting errors in course requirement listings...

Council of Academic Affairs Chair Richard Wilkinson gives the council an status update about the Naming Committee at the meeting on Dec. 2. Wilkinson mentioned that someone withdrew from the Douglas Hall renaming consideration.

CAA to vote on program, course changes

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2021

The astronomy option of the physics major could see changes after the Council on Academic Affairs meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Witters Conference Room in Booth Library. Changes would include adding...

Holly Farley, an associate professor in the nursing program, explains changes to the Issues and Practicum in the Professional Nursing program to council member Juanita Cross at Thursday afternoon CAA meeting. The council unanimously approved of the vote with revision to the format.

CAA approves changes to human services department name

Luke Taylor, News Editor December 2, 2021

The Council of Academic Affairs approved a proposal to change the name of the Department of Human Services and Community Leadership to the “Department of Human Services.” The approved proposal also...

Richard England, dean of the honor’s college, attends Thursday’s CAA meeting to propose revisions to an Honors course titled HON 1191. The Council unanimously in favor of revising Honors course, HON 1191.

CAA discuss certificates at Eastern

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 11, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs discussed possibilities for students who want to have qualifications in certain subjects despite how Eastern does not offer certifications. Previously, CAA approved an...

Council of Academic Affairs member Kiran Padmaraju motions in favor of adding an item to the agenda at the Oct. 28 meeting. The council voted on a proposed departmental honors program for the Department of Human Services and Community Leadership with all present members approving.

CAA to vote on revisions to meeting and event management minor

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor November 10, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs will be discussing revisions to two existing courses during its meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Booth Library’s Witters Conference Room. The council will vote on...

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